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Clause 1—(Purposes Of The Street Works Code, And Works The Execution Of Which Is To Be Regulated Thereby)

Volume 478: debated on Friday 20 October 1950

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11.6 a.m.

I beg to move, in page 2, line 33, after "court," to insert:

"over or in which there is a public right of passage."
A similar Amendment was discussed during the Committee stage, in response to which the right hon. Gentleman said that he would look into the point. This Amendment has been tabled merely to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether the result of his researches confirms the view he expressed during the Committee stage.

I wish to inform the House that the Attorney-General is otherwise occupied and is not sure whether he will be able to attend this Debate; otherwise, he would have been pleased to answer this Amendment. The matter has been considered very fully, and my right hon. and learned Friend is quite sure that the definition of "street" in subsection (3) in no way extends the existing powers of statutory undertakings.

In view of that most satisfactory assurance, I beg to ask leave to withdraw the Amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.